Thursday Lates: Jazz at the Water's Edge

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The vogue for after-hours museum sessions reflects the fact that sometimes we want a bit more from a night out than a drink and a gossip. 'Jazz at the Water's Edge' at the National Maritime Museum on Thursday taps into a growing understanding that it's more fun to wake up with a new nugget of knowledge than it is to face the day with a hangover (although it's perfectly possible to do both --– a bar comes as standard at most museum lates). This one offers a chance to hear saxophonist James Morton's New Orleans-inspired quartet perform music selected in response to Ansel Adams's heartstopping landscape photography, currently the subject of a retrospective at the museum. The focus of the exhibition is the photographer's lifelong fascination with water. Take a guided tour during the evening; you'll discover a deluge of magnificent seascapes, rivers, rapids, waterfalls, geysers, clouds, ice and sno